Cardiac surgery involves the medical treatment of disorders of the heart or vital blood vessels near the heart, and the specialist doctors performing them are called cardiac surgeons. A heart surgery is a very intricate procedure and needs skilled, experienced hands for success.
India’s cardiac surgeons have made notable contributions in diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, including cardiac imaging, valve repair and replacement, bypass surgery, pediatric procedures, and device placement. The famous cardiac surgeons of India are known worldwide for their specialised skills in virtually all aspects of cardiology, working with the latest technological advances and ensuring ethical management practises.
If you need help choosing the right doctor to treat cardiac disease, read on to know about the best practising cardiac surgeons in India at present.
Dr. Naresh Trehan
Dr. Naresh Trehan is currently associated with Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon as its chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon. With above 40 years of experience, Dr. Trehan is regarded as India’s most successful cardiothoracic surgeon. He has performed over 48,000 cardiac surgeries till date. Dr. Trehan has received many prestigious awards including the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan from the government of India and served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991.
Dr. Trehan holds expertise in cardiothoracic surgeries like cardiomyoplasty, myocardial total arterial revascularization and aortic valve surgery. He also specialises in cardiovascular diseases and thoracic surgeries including chest wall defects, heart attacks, heart failure, video-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgeries, etc. Dr. Naresh went to King George’s Medical University, Lucknow for his medical education which was followed by Diploma in cardio-thoracic surgeries from the USA.
Dr. Ajay Kaul
Dr. Kaul is another well-known cardiac surgeon with over 36 years of experience. He is the chairman of BLK Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. He is one of the finest surgeons in India for coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Kaul has performed over 10,000 cardiac surgeries and 4,000 coronary bypass surgeries. He received his degree in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery from Bombay University.
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
Renowned cardiologist Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty comes with a rich experience in cardiology of more than 34 years. He has performed over 15,000 heart operations, out of which 5,000 were performed on minors. At present, Dr. Shetty is the chairman of Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Bangalore. Dr. Shetty has received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards from the Government of India for his indubitable contribution to medicine and healthcare.
Dr. Shetty completed his medical education at the eminent Kasturba Medical College after which he did his FRCS in England. He was the first to do dynamic cardiomyoplasty operation in Asia by using chest wall muscle to strengthen a weak heart muscle. Dr. Shetty has founded the multi-specialty hospital Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore and Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) in Kolkata.
Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia
Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia is another renowned cardiac surgeon with over 27 years of experience. He is the Head of Department of cardiology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He is one of the most coveted surgeons in the field of cardiothoracic surgery in India, having performed over 5,000 cardiovascular procedures.
Dr. Kapadia finished his medical education from the eminent MGM Medical College in Indore and Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has devised many new techniques and hybrid cardiac procedures and modified immuno-suppression protocols that are particularly suited for heart and lung transplant recipients in Indian climate.
Dr. Ramakanth Panda
Dr. Ramakanta Panda currently serves as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. He is also its Chief Consultant for cardiovascular thoracic surgery. He specialises in redo bypass surgery, valve repair and repairing complex aneurysms as well as coronary artery bypass grafting using only arterial grafts over a beating heart.
Dr. Panda went to SCB Medical College, Cuttack and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and he was the university topper in both places. He is actively interested in bringing the latest medical advances to India. He has performed over 20,000 cardiac surgeries and over 3,000 high risk surgeries till date. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution in healthcare and medicine.
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